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Jewish comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has angrily accused TikTok of creating “the biggest antisemitic movement since the Nazis.”
The “Borat” star lashed out during a virtual discussion Wednesday with executives from the social media site which has since been flooded by people even praising late al-Qaeda mass murderer Osama bin Laden.
He was joined by fellow celebs Deborah Messing and Amy Schumer as well as more than a dozen Jewish content creators, according to a recording of the meeting obtained by The New York Times.
“What is happening at TikTok is it is creating the biggest antisemitic movement since the Nazis,” Cohen told execs at the site, where he does not appear to have an account.
“If you think back to Oct. 7, the reason why Hamas were able to behead young people and rape women was they were fed images when they were small kids that led them to hate,” he continued, the Times said.
The British star told the TikTok execs they could simply “flip a switch” to fix antisemitism on the platform, which the meeting was told included people saying “Hitler was right” and “I hope you end up like Anne Frank.”
“Shame on you,” he told the execs, led by TikTok’s head of operations, Adam Presser, and global head of user operations, Seth Melnick, the Times report said.
The virtual showdown came after many of the same group sent an open letter to TikTok decrying Jewish users being bombarded with such hate.
“Simply put, TikTok lacks critical safety features to protect Jewish content creators and the broader Jewish TikTok community, leaving us in digital and physical danger,” said the letter also signed by Messing and Schumer.
“Sadly, rampant antisemitism is a common problem that TikTok has failed to address for far too long.”